You will have health insurance!
Actually, we aren’t sure what we will have – for what is on paper has never been done in America. It will not be free – or uncomplicated, and it will not be the end of the world, although the Affordable Care Act will change forever how we care for each other in the country. (As did Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and indoor plumbing.)
The November issue of Consumer Reports has an informative article on the new law. (As well as information about long-term health care choices) These folks also have created an online guide:HealthLawHelper.org.
Seeing the problems inherent in government –run insurance programs, such as Social Security Disability, I believe that the Affordable Care Act may offer help, but it will also bring complications, delays, and inequalities that can frustrate sick people and their loved ones.
The times in which we live are indeed interesting – reminiscent of what the prophet Isaiah saw. (Isaiah 10) Whichever side of this divisive issue you stand, please remember your health is a gift, as is your life. So, too, the length of your days, and your children’s days – even the best insurance program will never add a minute to it. And pray for your leaders – all of them, even the ones with whom you disagree. (2 Chronicles 7, especially verse 14)